I bought a Liteon SOHW 812SX a few weeks back. This is a USB 2.0 external drive. I have no problems with it and can toast a DVD in about 7-8 minutes at max speed, with the rite media and the rite computer
Anyway, my problem is that my laptop doesn’t have USB 2.0 support and my attempt at buying a USB 2.0 cardbus resulted in me wasting one week without managing to get the bloody thing to work with my burner. So I ended up returning that cardbus.
Now my question is : Can I change the external enclosure on my 812SX to a FireWire enclosure ? This is because I’ve heard that FireWire is much better, more reliable when it comes to data intensive operations such as DVD writing. Also, my lappie has a 4-pin FireWire port (the small one) and not the 6-pin ones which you find in Macs. SO, even if I get a FireWire enclosure, will I still be able to write ? Because I’ve heard that the 4-pin port does not provide power to the FireWire bus
Thanks in advance,